Tell our council tax service about a death

You can use the form at the bottom of this page to tell us that somebody who paid council tax has died.

You'll need to provide the following information depending on the type of property.

Berneslai Homes tenancies

You'll need to tell us the following when a tenant has died:

If they were a sole tenant:

  • their date of death
  • the date their tenancy ended

If the property was jointly rented with another person, either the:

  • name of the new tenancy holder or
  • the date the tenancy will end if they're moving out

Private rented tenants

If a sole tenant has died please tell us:

  • their date of death
  • the date their tenancy ended

If the property was jointly rented with another person:

  • the name of the new tenancy holder or
  • the date the tenancy will end if they're moving out

Homeowners

If the property was solely owned please tell us:

  • the date of the owner's death

We'll put an exemption on the council tax account from this date so that no further council tax payments are due.

If the property was jointly owned and the other owner is staying in the tenancy we'll amend the council tax bill to show the necessary changes.

Information for landlords

If you're a landlord and your sole tenant in a property has died, the executors of their estate will be responsible for paying any council tax owed. 

If a tenancy ends and the deceased account becomes liable again, a one month local discount and empty unoccupied/ unfurnished charge will be applied to the account. The exemption only applies if the deceased person's been living in the property.

Probate

If a property has been put into probate following a death it will be exempt from council tax charges for six months. 

 Contact us if you need more information about reporting a death to council tax.